If you love being scared; if you enjoy horror movies and stories in more than just the Halloween season, then this museum is just for you.

Michigan's First Year-Round Horror Museum Opening Soon

Michigan is getting its first-ever year-round horror museum thanks to native Michigander, Nate Thompson.

Nate Thompson is originally from Monroe, Michigan, and he's going back to his roots because that's where he's going to be setting up his spooky museum. The museum will be filled with all kinds of artifacts and specimens. Thompson told MLive that we'll be able to see items ranging from "real skulls, funeral items, wet specimens, horror art, fortune telling" and more.

Get our free mobile app

If you're like me and had a guess as to what a "wet specimen" was but wanted to be sure, let me save you the trouble of Google-ing it yourself...it's jars filled with some kind of biological tissue being kept in some kind of preserving liquid. I would suggest not looking that up for yourself if you are a bit squeamish. But if you are squeamish, this museum might not be for you.

The idea of looking at wet specimen jars doesn't bother me so much as the idea of a different exhibit Thompson plans to open in the museum; a History of Dolls Exhibit, dating back to the 1800s. I don't like dolls. They are super creepy, in my opinion.

Other than the aspect of the dolls, I'm really looking forward to checking this place out, as Thompson will surely do it justice. He's a horror person through and through. Not only will The Michigan Museum of Horror be open by Halloween this year, but Thompson has another scary project under his belt, too. He recently purchased the Old West Stagecoach Stop in Irish Hills, Michigan and he plans to turn it into "a year-round town of horrors" by next year. That, and he's also directed horror films, "The Dead Record", "Cult Affairs" and "The Cult Leader".

If you just can't wait until Thompson's horror museum opens up, here are some other creepy things you can look at in the meantime.

Take A Look Around This Abandoned Michigan Amusement Park

A pace that once held laughter and tons of life now sits abandoned and covered in graffiti.

Eight Awesome Costume Shops in Michigan to Visit Before Halloween

Michigan has several great costume shops to buy or rent your next high-quality Halloween costume. Check them out here. 

Inside the Wacky Taxidermy and Miniature Museum in Mackinaw City

What started as a passion project during the pandemic has blossomed into a museum that you can visit in person in Mackinaw City.

More From 97.5 NOW FM